Due to exploring, exercising and being too freezingly numb to type, I haven’t updated my blog for a while! So apologies for that.
I have, however, got a multitude of photographs to explain where I have been and what I have been up to.
The weather here has gone from the pretty typical winter cold that we are used to in England, to minus double numbers! I was looking longingly at the snowy pictures of Sunderland one day, to waking up to a white world outside the window the next. The snow has found Toronto, and boy does it like it here. We have experienced -22 some days, and the warmest it has been all week is about -13. It’s just gone winter crazy round these parts… and I have to say, I am loving it! 😀
Before the snow started I was spending my time split between exercising in the gym and exploring the city. The gym and spa is just upstairs, and mostly empty during the day so I have been spending a lot of time there.
Every time I go for a walk I discover new places, new sights and sounds, new cafes and coffee shops. I never get bored of walking round Toronto.
We have had a few days and nights on the pop aswell, obviously!
As well as the gym, I decided to join a studio that does fitness classes and personal training. I am thoroughly enjoying it 😀 It is really hard work but great fun. I have joined their Bootcamp, and took in a couple of classes so far – Zumba and Kettlebells. It is a 35 minute walk there so by the time I get there I am frozen and knackered already! 60 Minute class or Bootcamp then another 35 minutes walk home. That usually ends up taking a couple of hours though, as I call into coffee shops along the way to get hot drinks and watch the world go by 😀
Toronto is a beautiful city, and even though it is so full of hustle and bustle, it looks so peaceful in the snow.
That squirrel thought I was gonna nick his nut! And these birds, well, I suppose they thought I was gonna feed them…
I was terrified as they all flew at me!! Just stood there with my eyes closed clicking my camera! Priorities!
That last picture, the bird looking up at me cracks me up, he is like “Well? Where’s the food?”
We also went shopping. The January sales took a hammering 😀 Some of my new purchases included new gym gear, make up, nail varnish and underwear, and for to help with the cold…
a new pair of Hunter Wellies, and some Calvin Klein earmuffs and gloves.
So that just about sums what I have been up to. Mostly in pictures as it is just too tricky to type in these mittens… 😉